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"The new Ballot Drop Box was installed late this afternoon in Pt Reyes Station after concerns about the original one shared with Health and Human Services arose. The HHS Box, as you can see in one photo, has been taped shut and has a sign pointing to the Official Ballot Drop Box next to the entrance to the HHS Building.

Again, any of you who deposited your ballot into the HHS box, please be assured the County Election Officials did pick up your ballot and take it to the Registrar's Office to be counted. It is taking about a week for them to tell us our ballots have arrived due to the extraordinary number of ballots they have received, far in excess of normal this early in the election cycle. I have had lots of people tell me they deposited their ballots in the HHS box and have been notified by the Registrar's office that their ballot has been received."

- Cathleen Dorinson

If you see any voting issues, you can report them to: https://seesay2020.com/

Info about seesay2020: https://thedemlabs.org/2020/09/29/fight-voter-intimidation-see-something-say-something/
A response from the Marin County Government about the ballot box in Point Reyes Station: "Hi, everyone: Thanks for voicing your concern about the security of Marin County Elections Department's official ballot drop boxes. We want to assure you that our ballot drop boxes are more secure that described in the original post. Ballot Drop Boxes are constructed similarly to those used by USPS, FedEx and UPS. Ballot Drop Boxes are bolted on the inside into concrete or secured to an immovable object using industrial strength hardware. The opening is narrow and designed in a way that prevents tampering or retrieval of envelopes.

Ballots are collected on a regular schedule multiple times a week by deputized employees of the County Elections Department working in teams of two. Each Ballot Drop Box is inspected by the pick-up team for damage or evidence of tampering. Local law enforcement agencies have been notified of the locations so they can monitor Ballot Drop Boxes daily while on patrol. At this time, we have not seen any evidence of Ballot Drop Box tampering in PRS.

However, if you notice anything usual about the ballot drop box, please report it to Marin County Sheriff's Office or Marin County Elections Department. We have a detailed FAQ about our ballot drop boxes online: https://www.marincounty.org/.../dropbox/general-information

Thank you for being so engaged in this year's election. And remember: You can track the status of your ballot online: https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/"
An unusual story that someone in PR said they witnessed. Did anyone else see this happening?

"This evening a man who said he's a lawyer and a member of the American Independence party was taking photos of the election box by HHS in Point Reyes, It was 7:15pm or so and it was dark so he had a large flashlight with him he used while taking photos of that box from every angle possible.

He gave me a name that doesn't come up on Google and said the box was vulnerable to vandalism and the votes inside it could be easily destroyed by fire or even a milkshake. He also said it wasn't bolted down securely so the whole box could be taken away."
October 2020 in Point Reyes station. (Thx WS)
"Someone’s boat slipped off its anchor (in Tomales Bay by Inverness) and floated toward the pier just north of the Inverness yacht club’s pier. My husband and our neighbors got to it before it crashed and tied it to the pier. A Park Service boat seemed to be looking for it but stopped short of where it’s tied up. Tried to call them but couldn’t get through to tell them what happened and where the boat is. Hopefully the owners will see it." (Thx AM)
“Power back on in the SG Valley. According to a neighbor, it was a Trump metallic helium balloon tangled in the wires by the SG Presbyterian church and a PGE truck was dispatched to remove Trump and restore power to the people. Seriously it was a Trump balloon.” (Thx RC and JF)
On crowded weekends like this, unfortunately, there are lots of emergencies and lots of sirens. WMF doesn't post them all on Facebook, but I do try and tweet them out on the WMF Twitter feed. So if there are sirens and you're wondering why, best to check either the WMF Twitter feed or the WMF web site (where the twitter feed is also).

Those recent sirens are an accident in Marshall:
https://twitter.com/WestMarinFeed/status/1317582886082543616?s=20

WMF Web site:
http://www.thewestmarinfeed.com

You can also download the PulsePoint app which will give you the same information in real time.
Spotted this week on Tomales Bay. Either it is the West Marin version of the Loch Ness monster or people in a small boat who took it upon themselves to tow in a large water hazard.
The #woodwardfire flare up at sunset from Limantour Rd. Marin County Fire is aware of it. It is within the perimeter and the fire is still 100% contained. (Thx HRM)
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